By Susan Montoya Bryan
The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico has the worst unemployment rate in the nation, according to figures released Monday by state and federal labor officials.
January’s jobless rate of 6.7 percent remained unchanged from the previous month, but that’s still higher than the 6.5 percent recorded a year ago.
Nationally, the rate increased slightly to 4.8 percent despite an uptick in hiring in January as employers added 238,000 jobs.